All the incredible technology available today is amazing, and it certainly makes our lives easier in a lot of ways, but it does present one problem: all the unsightly cables and cords that ruin a room’s décor. The wires attached to your computer alone are enough to create a sense of clutter. They’re are easily tangled and seem to always be a mess, so we’ve found some creative ways to keep wires from ruining the look of a room.
Since today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, we want to make sure the world knows about Facebook’s Pirate English option. Do you find yourself referring to your acquaintances as “mateys”? Do you measure time in hourglass cycles? Have you ever reacted to a situation with an emphatic “Arr!”? Facebook speaks your language. Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be able to experience Facebook in your native tongue:
Click the arrow in the upper right-hand corner and go to settings.
Click the button that says “Language” on the left side of the screen.
Scroll to “English (Pirate)” in the dropdown menu.
And you’re done! Enjoy going about your Facebook life as you were, except now it will look more … Read more...
You can usually get away with keeping your patio furniture outside for at least some of fall, but as the weather starts to get cooler, you may want to start thinking about how you’re going to store everything for the harsher climate. It’s better to get it done before gets too bad outside, so you might want to start to prepare to put everything away. The process is pretty straightforward, but there are some steps you should take to make your things last longer and save you some effort the next time you want to bring them out.
There are a lot of fun things kids can make in the kitchen either by themselves or with just a little supervision. They might enjoy giving these recipes a try—the only appliance needed is a microwave! If there are kids in your life who have fun getting creative in the kitchen, it’s nice to have a list of recipes on hand. Here are some simple things for young chefs to make:
We’ll start with some twists on the classics.
1 large celery stalk, cut into 3 pieces
3 tablespoons peanut butter (any nut or sun butter will work as a substitute)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 table spoons raisins
With the … Read more...
You wash your pillowcase regularly, but did you know you should be washing your pillow, too? When you’ve been using it for a while, it’ll start to get yellow and full of dust and germs. A great way to keep these allergens at bay is to use a pillow protector, but you still need to wash the pillow approximately every six months to ensure healthy breathing. The process is very simple!
1. Before you start, check the tag to make sure your pillow is machine washable. Most are, but foam and buckwheat ones need to be washed by hand.
2. Remove the pillow case and protector.
3. Wash two or three pillows at a time to keep the load … Read more...
A customer visited our Lawrenceville NJ Mobile Installation Center looking to upgrade his 2016 Jeep Wrangler’s sound system. The vehicle was brand new, but the factory sound system was lacking some much needed low-end impact. The Jeep Wrangler comes with stock 6 ½” speakers in the overhead sound bar and lower dash, two 1” tweeters on top of the dash, and AM/FM CD player Radio with Bluetooth features. Overall, the customer enjoyed the convenience of the sound system, but no matter what EQ adjustments he made, he could not achieve the deep bass he desired.
Deep bass provides warmth and detail to music that cannot be achieved by the small full-range speakers that are standard in many vehicles. … Read more...
Matching appliances and electronics to the correct power source is a concern for many homeowners. There is nothing worse than purchasing a new appliance, bringing it home, and finding the plug and socket do not match. Understanding your home’s plug types and electrical needs can be a little confusing, so eliminate that stress by learning more about the different options you may find in your home.
110 volts vs. 220 volts
These are the 2 distinct types of power sources you will find in your home. The important difference is the amount of potential energy, or voltage, the socket is able to supply to the device plugged into it.
The most common electrical outlet in any home is a 110 … Read more...
It’s almost time to send the kids back to school! School can be tough, but sometimes all it takes to brighten up a day is a fun lunch. Check out some of these creative ideas for making lunch special!
1. Leave cute notes inside, like these from picklebums:
2. Make fruit fun by making kabobs, like this one from creativelive:
4. Leave some words of encouragement with these lunch box tattoos:
5. Insert some fun facts!
6. Decorate their lunch bags! You can simply … Read more...
College students are known for miraculously surviving for four years on chips, pretzels, and instant meals, but it’s possible to make real food in minutes without leaving your dorm room! All you need is a microwave for these easy recipes.
Brownie in a Mug
4 tablespoons flour (I use rice or coconut flour)
1 tablespoon. cocoa flour
1/2 tablespoon chocolate hemp protein powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoon soy milk (I use vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate chips (optional; I like the Enjoy Life non-dairy ones)
Spray a coffee cup with vegetable cooking spray. Stir in the dry ingredients, then mix in the liquid ingredients. Stir until smooth, … Read more...
As the world gets smarter, so do our appliances! Brands like Samsung, Whirlpool, and Beko have come up with some innovative advances to make our daily responsibilities more convenient. Here are some of the coolest ones that are setting new standards for home appliances!
This is everything you never knew you needed in a refrigerator. It takes a picture of the inside of your fridge every time the door closes, so you can check the contents on your smart phone while you’re out shopping. Download apps to order groceries, look up recipes, leave notes for the family, share photos, play music, search the internet, and even mirror whatever you’re watching on your Smart TV!